£1 million planned for new Boots Bridge

The old concrete bridge between Wimblington and Manea is due to be replaced early next year at a cost of £1 million. Given the number of accidents we’ve seen there, and also the opportunity this will give to install barriers similar to those at Bedlam Bridge, improvement to the road surface and signage will be …

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Leverington Parish Cemetery Installs WW1 Memorial Bench

Leverington WW1 Bench 2

It was a great honour to visit the World War One memorial bench installed in the Leverington Parish Cemetery today. The bench will serve as a lasting reminder that even after 100 years, the people of Leverington have not forgotten those who sacrificed their lives in order that we are able to live ours in safety …

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MP Calls for Answers on Extraction Plans

Answers are needed on extraction plans Residents in Chatteris, Mepal and Sutton deserve urgent answers regarding the impact of proposals for gravel and sand extraction on land between Chatteris and Ely, which have the potential to result in as many as 1,000 vehicles movements per day. We already know that at this time of year …

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March now set to open its Multi Use sports pitch

Sports facilities have been improving in Chatteris and Wisbech with their tennis clubs respectively and in Littleport with its leisure centre, its great to see March now set to open its Multi Use sports pitch with the foundations already in for the pavilion at Estover. I am hoping for an invite to the 5-a-side from …

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Wisbech Rail is Moving Closer Towards it’s Destination

Behind the scenes I continue to press for progress on Wisbech Rail following the positive news that £3.25million has been committed for the next phase of work by the Combined Authority. The latest news is that the consultants undertaking the engineering study will be appointed by the end of this month and will start in …

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Campaign for NHS Staff to Have the Flu Vaccine

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Last winter, there were almost 3500 admissions into intensive care as a result of flu. This is bad for them and also puts pressure on the NHS during winter, which has a knock on impact on A&E and ambulances. So it is really important that you have your flu jab if you fall under any of the following groups: …

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Speeding up Innovation in the NHS

Doctors in a meeting at hospital

Innovators often find the NHS a slow and frustrating organisation when it comes to adopting their new products, beyond a small number of pilots, because whilst the National Health Service suggests one organisation, much of the procurement is still done on an individual hospital trust basis. This means that an innovator often has to get …

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